Atlanta people and places

Thriller with Mel Gibson, Frank Grillo films at Underground Atlanta

6:49 am Apr. 11, 2018

“Boss Level,” with Frank Grillo, Mel Gibson, Naomi Watts, Will Sasso and Ken Jeong, is among the movies filming in town. It has set up shop at Underground Atlanta for a few days.

(They need extras. Info here.)

The plot, per imdb: “A retired special forces officer (played by Grillo) is trapped in a never ending time loop on the day of his death.”

Grillo’s no stranger to Atlanta, having appeared as Brock Rumlow/Crossbones

LISTEN: Producer Will Packer discusses Dr. Martin Luther King’s legacy

7:02 pm Apr. 4, 2018

Mega producer Will Packer’s Twitter handle says it all: Will Power Packer.

The creative genius behind “Girls Trip,” the “Ride Along” films, “Straight Outta Compton” and other successful hits has more projects coming down the pike: thriller “Breaking In” with Gabrielle Union and Atlanta-filmed comedy “Night School” with Kevin Hart and Tiffany Haddish among them.

MORE: The “Night School” trailer will have you counting the days

“Night School” trailer will have you counting the days to September

12:39 pm Apr. 3, 2018

Will Packer’s latest Atlanta-filmed comedy, “Night School,” pairs the hilarious Kevin Hart with Tiffany Haddish, who chewed up every scene she was in during last year’s rollicking “Girls Trip.”

MORE: “Girls Trip” was set in New Orleans but felt lots of love from Atlanta

Yep, that’s Kevin Hart in a chicken suit

Kevin plays Teddy, a successful business guy whose run of good luck comes to a

Trailer for Atlanta-filmed “The House with a Clock in its Walls” is out

5:06 pm Apr. 2, 2018

The film adaptation of creepy children’s tale “The House With a Clock in its Walls,” filmed locally, is due out in September.

The trailer’s out now. Scroll down to view the video.

The movie stars Jack Black and Cate Blanchett along with 12-year-old Paideia School sixth grader Owen Vaccaro in the central role as Lewis.

We last visited with Vaccaro ahead of “Daddy’s Home 2,” a 2017 holiday comedy with Mark Wahlberg, Will

Octavia Spencer at RHOA Kandi Burruss’ Atlanta restaurant

12:17 pm Mar. 28, 2018

Octavia Spencer is in Atlanta once again, this time filming “Instant Family” with Mark Wahlberg, Rose Byrne and others.

Oscar-winning Octavia’s past work here includes “Hidden Figures,” which filmed in metro Atlanta and starred Taraji P. Henson, Janelle Monae, Mahershala Ali and Kevin Costner; “Gifted,” with Chris Evans and Mckenna Grace, which filmed on the Georgia coast and the series “Red Band Society,” a teen medical drama that